Northern Foraging

Backyard and Beyond

with Shiela Alexandrovitch and Agnes Seitz

4 part series of wild crafting – exploring our relationships with wild plant communities. Learn to identify and use 15 common wild Yukon plants and how to eat, drink, ferment, preserve and celebrate.

Intro: $60 (up to 20 tickets)
Class 1 – 3: $95 each
Full series (Intro + 1 – 3): $300 (Min 8 – Max 12)

June 23rd, 1 – 5 pm

Intro to Foraging

With demonstrations and a feast of wild crafted dishes.

Sprucetips and spring wild foods

  • Gathering together – basics of foraging ethics
  • Equipment for foraging
  • When and where and what – exploring relationships with wild plants
  • Spruce tip uses – demonstration
  • Stories and background of instructors
  • A glimpse at Shiela’s willow art project
  • Outline of following 3 classes
  • Wild culinary feast:
    15 dishes with wild ingredients for a

    Dinner gone wild

With instructions and discussion on preparing wild foods

July 14th, 1 – 5 pm

1 – Unbroken Spirits

A lesson in wild resistance by our weeds.

Dandelion, Nettle, Lambsquarter, Chickweed, Fireweed

August 11th, 1 pm

2 – Backyard Remedies

Natural healers all around us.

Willow, Calendula, Plantain, Yarrow, Chamomile

September 8th, 1 – 5 pm

3 – Honorable Harvest

Preserving the wild.

Labrador, Rosehip, Juniper, Sage, Berries

Each lesson includes gathering, plant talks and identification, worksheets, shared wild food meal, willow art project, materials and gifts from plants.

More info / register: 667-7083 or email: